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Check out the reviews just added to the site: NEW: Review of The Beats: A Teaching Companion (2021), edited by Nancy M. Grace, by John Shapcott. NEW : Just for Jolly, by Phil Baker.Review of Soft Need #23 (Expanded Media Editions, 2020) … Continue reading
Newly digitized material uploaded to Vimeo, HERE. On November 20, 2003, Ed Sanders was briefly interviewed by Kurt Hemmer before entertaining the audience reading and singing his inspiring poetry at Harper College. Produced by Kurt Hemmer. Production and post-production by … Continue reading
Some information on the upcoming exhibition from organizer Matt Theado: Discover America and the Beat GenerationJack Kerouac Types ON THE ROADThe genealogy of a counterculture through publications The exhibition opens at BB Plaza Museum of Art in Kobe on July … Continue reading
Estíbaliz Encarnación Pinedo has organized a panel of 8 presenters titled “Beat generation goddess ruth weiss (re)considered” for the British Association of American Studies digital conference to be held April 8, 14:00-15:30 (BST), while Erik Mortenson and Benjamin J. Heal … Continue reading
The proposal deadline for the 10th Annual EBSN conference (to be held online October 29-31) is fast approaching! So, if you haven’t already, send in your proposals before March 31st. You can check the call for papers here. We can’t wait to see your virtual faces!
This recording of one of Gregory Corso’s last college readings at the University of Connecticut, Storrs on March 28, 1996, produced by Kurt Hemmer, has just recently been posted on Vimeo. Digitization and restoration from an analog vhs videotape by … Continue reading
Steven Belletto, author of The Beats: A Literary History (2020) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Beats (2017), has kindly allowed us to publish his wonderfully detailed obituary of Ferlinghetti. You can read it HERE.
The legendary Beat figure, best known as a publisher and poet, sadly passed away on Feb 22. That City Lights Books continues to this day is a testament to his diligence, defiance and determination. We will publish a full obituary … Continue reading
We’re happy to see all of your proposals coming in for the 10th Annual EBSN conference, which will be held online this fall. The final deadline for conference submissions has now been extended to March 31st. You can check the call … Continue reading
As a tribute Kurt Hemmer has posted this wonderful conference call between his Beat class in Pullman, Washington and di Prima from 2000. Enjoy!